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Ultimate Providence

Ultimate Providence
TypeTrap Card
Card Effect TypeActivation requirement / Card effect


When a Spell/Trap Card, or monster effect, is activated: Discard the same type of card (Monster, Spell, or Trap); negate the activation, and if you do, destroy that card.

How to get / rarity

PackCrimson Kingdom [R]
Selection Box Vol. 01 [R]
Dragunity Overdrive [R]
Blue-Eyes Evolution [R]
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  • Can negate any card effect.
  • Destroys the negated card.


  • Needs to discard same type of card to negate an effect, making this somewhat situational.


Van'Dalgyon the Dark Dragon Lord

When you negate an effect with Ultimate Providence, you can Van'Dalgyon the Dark Dragon Lord special summoned special summoned from your hand and depending on what you negate he activates a different effect. And since Ultimate Providence can negate any card effect, you can choose what to negate and have Van'Dalgyon the Dark Dragon Lord gain a specific effect.

Bountiful Artemis

Having Bountiful Artemis Face-up when you use counter traps allows you to draw a card. This will help you recover from the cost of using Ultimate Providence.

A Cat of Ill Omens

You can use A Cat of Ill Omen to search this card and put it at the top of your deck.




ActionsDiscards for cost
Monster/Spell/Trap categoriesNegates the effects of Effect Monsters / Negates the effects of Spell Cards / Negates the effects of Trap Cards / Destroys Monster Cards / Destroys Spell Cards / Destroys Trap Cards


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when ultimate providence activates and i use secret six samurai fuma to prevent destruction but my monster still dies anyway, why?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
You cant activate Fuma in the first place because SJ is a counter trap (spell speed 4) and Fuma is a quick effect (spell speed 2).
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
You're stupid. Fuma effect is a continuous effect, meaning you can banish it if one of your monsters would be destroyed by a counter trap. We don't know what happened in this scenario.
As far as I’m concerned when is activated, is the moment of a card initially being pressed/activated then if that cards activation is negated aka stopped how can it proceed to take any action other than be destroyed as the card states that is what should happen this is especially annoying when it comes to a card or effect with what should have a slower speed,
<< Anonymous(Yugipoh)
Anonymous Reply
What exactly are you trying to ask?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
maybe he wants to know why slower speed cards cant respond to counter trap
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
They don't tho?
ultimate providence can negate drawning mirror force when drawning mirror force active?
<< Anonymous(aaaa)
Anonymous Reply
It should be, as long as you had trap on your hand to be discarded as the cost.
Why can't Ultimate Providence chain to the activation of Return of Red-Eyes?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
1. It can chain to the activation of the card, but not the effect. If Return of Red-Eyes is already face up on the field, Ultimate Providence can't do anything.

2. Do you have a trap card in your hand as a cost?
which monsters are in the artwork?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Check the card trivia here:
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
thank you!
I was playing against a guy that had this card set in his backrow and i had forbidden lance in my hand and it was my turn. He activated ultimate providence to negate and destory a monster i had but i didnt get a prompt to actiavte my forbidden lance not sure why that happened does anybody know why?
<< Anonymous
Faruk Aksoy Reply
Because this card is Counter Trap. Forbidden Lance is Quick Spell, which is slower. You can only chain it by another Counter Trap.
<< Anonymous
Amanda Reply
Unfortunately, your Lance cannot protect your monster! That's due to something called "spell speed " Since UP is a Counter trap, no cards can be activated in response except for another Counter trap!
Dear Konami, can you put this card on Rare Tickets?
<< Anonymous
MangakaJ96 Reply
Ultimate Providence is too strong to be on an R ticket.
very stupid card limit it, is even good on some decks that like to discard cards so theres no downside
Why cant this negate the activation of Galloping Gaia? I had UP on the field and a spell in hand and was not given the prompt to activate
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
-Is the Galloping gaia already on the field? UP only negate activation, not effect. Activation timing is the moment your opponent place it from his hand to field.

-Is your opponent use skill to play this card? Skill aren't any part of card of mechanic so you can't active anything to respond it till it finished.
how can neos fusion effect to prevent destruction react to ultimate providence?
<< Anonymous(timelord1978)
Anonymous Reply
Destruction substitution effects don't activate/start chains, you just choose to apply them instead of destroying the card
<< Anonymous(timelord1978)
Anonymous Reply
Neos fusion secondary effect skip activation phase and straight went into effect. Thats why any activation negation doesn't affect it. Card like Necrovalley or Anubis however disable the effect since it was negating the effect not preventing the activation.
Would this stop quintet magicians destruction effect?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Technically yes, but quintet can't be destroyed by effects so it will stay on field
not KoG
This card is stronger than Gladiator Beast War Chariot!

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